Shhhhhh. Don't make a sound. It is 7:45 am and no one is awake but me. So I swear, if you sneeze, breathe hard, or flush the toilet.... bad things will happen. This is such a rare occurrence in my house, that I am afraid the computer keys typing are gonna stir up some small child and my blissful morning will be replaced with, "I'm hungry... can I watch cartoons?... What are we going to do today?... Where's my_____" and so I sit here, having to pee and sneeze, but afraid to move. Never mind that all children are upstairs in rooms with doors closed, I ain't makin' a sound.
This week I have my 7 year old nephew here from Texas. And I love this kid. He's sweet, and polite and loving to both of my kids. It's like he & my daughter are just soul mates. They are wonderful together. But dude, 3 kids! How do you people do it? I am exhausted. And they all feed off of each other. They think there is safety in numbers so they are a little more risky in their decisions than any of them would otherwise be. I think their little brains think, "Well, she's slow and she can only catch one of us so I have a better chance of getting away if there are more of us here."
And their energy level! Seriously!!!! Where does it come from? I am poppin' No Doze, drinkin' coffee, sodas (Yup, all you from Texas, I just said soda, what you gonna do about it?) These little kids are more than I can handle. They went to bed last night at 10pm. I am laying on the couch just dead. I mean... seriously spent, and thinking, well, I wore those kids out. All of the sudden I hear this HUGE thump! I go up there and they are doing flips on the bed. WTH? Go to sleep you little monsters!
But I got the last laugh. I got up this morning and have already had 2 cups of coffee before needing to turn into Supermom/Aunt. I even managed to type this entire post. Maybe I did wear them out and they will all sleep until 10. A girl can dream, even when she hears pitter patter of feet upstairs while she types this. If I don't come back, you know what happened to me.
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